Author’s Choice: What Is — and Isn’t — Micromanaging?


The ability to use questions to illuminate vital issues and avoid micromanaging is a particularly valuable skill. Micromanaging is looking at details that have no impact on the big picture. The manager who is drilling down into details that help reveal a higher-level issue — detecting a structural change, getting at the root cause of a problem, or questioning the effectiveness of a process is not micromanaging, it is good management practice.

Author’s Choice: What Is — and Isn’t — Micromanaging?

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One thought on “Author’s Choice: What Is — and Isn’t — Micromanaging?

  1. catherine mowbray-lorenz October 8, 2009 at 9:24 am Reply

    Great blog, and discussions on your LinkedIn profile, Anne. We have some similarities in what we do. I am based in San Diego..a transplanted Brit, who has lived and worked in a few different countries. Continued success to you!Catherine

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